Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

We are living through a painful moment in our history. The horrifying deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have…
Recent years have seen increasing public awareness that pharmaceuticals, household chemicals and other contaminants that seep into the soil are threatening the…
illegal disposal of biomedical waste
Residents in the Tampa, FL, area were at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens after more than 50,000 pounds of untreated biomedical…
Blue Planet with BWD
Communities across the world are gearing up for the upcoming International Coastal Cleanup, scheduled for September 21, 2019. Launched more than three decades…
Medical Waster Disposal
Improperly discarded needles are the latest byproduct of the opioid epidemic ravaging the country. In places like Boston, Philadelphia and Seattle communities…
Dental Waste
Most people don’t associate a toothbrush with pollution. It is, after all, an instrument for cleaning—keeping teeth healthy and white, day in…
Protecting Environment
The Environmental Protection Agency is banning products containing pesticides harmful to honeybees, according to a recent report in the Washington Post. Similar moves…
Shredding Services
Communities across the country are hosting Shred Day this month, inviting local residents to bring in sensitive documents for shredding and disposal.…
Hazardous Waste Disposal Penalties
Party City Corporation was ordered to pay $878,750 this month as part of a settlement in a prosecution resulting from the company’s…
OSHA
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decided to undo a 2016 ruling put into place by the Obama Administration. Businesses…
dental waste disposal
Dentists in Livingston County, Michigan have found an ingenious way to reuse gold, silver, platinum and palladium from patients’ old tooth fillings.…
Pharmaceutical Waste
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a new rule concerning the handling, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.…
Improper Waste Disposal
Improper medical waste disposal poses a danger to human health and the environment, and can accrue heavy fines and legal penalties. Busy…
Colorado joins states adopting stricter vehicle emissions standard
Colorado announced Tuesday it will join a number of states that have moved to implement heightened vehicle emissions standards as the Environmental Protection…
Medical Waste Disposal
The business of waste — specifically, the business of off-site management of hazardous and non-hazardous medical waste — is big. The global…